Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot project to assess energy storage solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) sector.
It plans to deploy three containerised battery testing facilities which will allow it and its clients to carry out a range of performance evaluations and component testing.
The BattCon project will see modular ‘containers’ used as walk-in laboratories at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, and the firm’s Advanced Technology Centre in Wellesbourne, West Midlands.
They will be available for other companies developing innovative technologies to conduct their testing in and ultimately help to speed up their route to market.
The laboratories will also support Lotus’ plans to launch a new range of electric performance vehicles.
Matt Windle, Executive Director, Engineering, Lotus, commented: “As the race intensifies for automotive and other sectors to develop new and novel battery technologies, there will be increased demand for suitable testing facilities. Project BattCon begins to address this problem by evaluating how Lotus Engineering can meet the battery testing opportunities for the UK supply chain and OEMs.”